Bulk carrier SAMATAN grounding, Hainan China
Panamax SAMATAN loaded with coal ran aground in the afternoon July 22 while approaching coal pier or terminal of the Huaneng Dongfang Power Plant, Hainan Island western coast. Vessel was refloated at night July 23 with the help of several tugs, and berthed at Power Plant Pier. No damages were reported so far, but bulk carrier is to undergo hull survey. As of morning July 24, vessel was berthed at Huaneng Dongfang Power Plant. On a photo refloating of SAMATAN.